Grow your business through Strategic Alliances!

Ed Rigsbee will show you how

Ed Rigsbee was an early author on the strategic alliance movement. His first book, The Art of Partnering was published in 1994. Since, he has worked with numerous organizations to Greater profitability through Strategically.

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What can Ed Rigsbee do for your company?

One of America ’s most prolific authors on the subject of Business Growth Through Strategic Alliances, Ed Rigsbee is a consultant and advisor to world class clients such as Toyota, 3M, DHL, Dun & Bradstreet, BE Aerospace, George Fischer Signet, Mead, Siemens, Roland, Best Buy, and others. He travels internationally to assist organizations in building alliance relationships and to improve their total effectiveness and profitability.

When he takes the platform to deliver keynote presentations, he delivers twice the value. First is his high level content, gleaned from his books and over 2,000 published articles. Second is his naturally playful and humorous manner which he uses to relax and disarm his audience members. The result from this combined delivery design is his distinctive ability to move people into action; to do better and be more effective in growing your business and enjoying life.

Why in the world would you want to go to the trouble to create a strategic alliance?

The simple answer–to grow your business.

Popular answers are; co-marketing, research, distribution, co-production, and sourcing. You want to increase your market share while still lowering the cost of doing business, don’t you? How much–real dollars–would a 5%, 10%, or 20% increase in 2013 sales mean to your organization? If you could drive these significant increases through strategic alliances, what’s holding you back?

If the above are your answers, you are in luck–you came to the right place for alliance and collaboration help! Let’s start with some free resources: to receive Ed Rigsbee’s articles, interviews, forms, quizzes and other free resources please click on this link.

Next, decide what kind of help do you need? Meaning, are you looking for a consultant to help you with a specific project? Or, perhaps you want an alliance workshop for your key executive team? You might simply be looking for a keynote speaker for your next dealer or sales meeting. We can help you with all of the above. And, if Ed Rigsbee is not the correct consultant or speaker, one of our associates at Rigsbee Research Consulting Group will be–we guarantee it. At this point, you can call us at 805-498-5720, or explore this site for what you need.

Roger Hayes

Ed is a great presenter. He gets the audience involved and interacts well. Probing, informative, on top of his game and sure to please.These are the reasons we have had Ed back for a second presentation. Our members commented, ” he was only on for an hour, not enough time, get him back!”

Roger HayesExecutive Director at Casting Industry Suppliers Association
Karla Tillman Pollack

Ed made the closing keynote at the Mid-Atlantic Society of Association Executives’ conference. As an association executive, I found his presentation to be both entertaining and extremely relevant!

Karla Tillman PollackCo-Founder & Principal, Association Business Solutions (ABS)
Jim Reisteter

Ed is a champ. He’s a passionate keynoter that delivers immediately usable content in an exhilarating and entertaining manner. He’s completely relevant to the challenges we deal with today in business. My groups had a wide age range and Ed was able to connect with each of them. He over -delivers on promises and he’s inspiring to interact with. I received so much value from Ed, I used him multiple times.

I highly recommend Ed Rigsbee.

Jim ReisteterGeneral Manager at NEC - Digital Cinema Division
Pelin Bicen

Mr. Rigsbee is very knowledgable about the strategic business alliance literature and its practice. I am currently writing my doctoral dissertation about alliances and his generous support motivates me during this process. His professional wisdom, guidance, and creative nature make me realize that I am doing the right job for my career. He is a great mentor. I am very privileged of meeting him. It has been a great experience to talk with him about the the world of business alliances. His years of expertise is outstanding and most importantly he is excellent in describing complex literature in a very simple and basic frame. I know that only great teachers can do this. Thank you Mr. Rigsbee.

Pelin BicenAssociate Professor of Marketing, Suffolk University
Steve Coscia, CSP

Ed Rigsbee knows more about building collaborative relationships than anyone I know. In business, those who learn that relationships matter are the ones who succeed and Ed drives this message with clarity and eloquence. I have witnessed Ed’s energy and enthusiasm first hand – he’s the real deal.

Steve Coscia, CSPCustomer Service Expert
Dave Balch

Ed’s natural, funny, and genuine speaking style grabs you as soon as he begins, and doesn’t let go until well after he has finished. Great, pithy content that resonates – heads were nodding all over the room!

Dave BalchExpert for WebMD Caregiving Community at WebMD
Jane Jackson Esparza

I love working with Ed. He is enthusiastic and energetic … he is knowledgeable and trustworthy … and he will deliver! One of the most consistent speakers I’ve worked with, as well as an “easy” professional to coordinate with. You won’t be disappointed.

Jane Jackson EsparzaRetired/PT Avon Independent Sales Representative
Terrance Sookdeo

It was an absolute privilege to meet and listen to Ed speaking on the power of Strategic Alliances, the techniques to locate our customers, and the methods we can employ to deliver the value they are looking for. Ed truly understands that in the complex and ever escalating velocity of changes in the global economy success is not going to be a solo activity – but rather the alliances we build will ensure our longevity. When good is not good enough and excellence is the new parity – talk to Ed because he takes it up a notch and delivers brilliance.

Terrance SookdeoEnterprise Process Safety & Risk Management | Global Operations & Project Management | Safety | HSE | Team Building
David Parr

This presentation showed his knowledge about building collaborative relationships and opened the eyes of our members to strategic alliance in a whole new way. It was beneficial that Ed came into the meeting fully prepared on our membership because his comments were relevant and therefore more meaningful; which added greatly to the take home value.

David ParrPresident, SilvaCor, Inc
Matt Pave

Ed was a wonderful keynote speaker who was an intrigal part of our summit. Easy to work with, knowledgeable and passionate. Interacted with attendees. Would hire again given the chance.

Matt PaveDirector of Group Sales at OPL
Margaret Gonzalez

Ed Rigsbee is one of the best speakers we have ever enjoyed at our annual conference. He has a very special talent that engages participants and gets everyone to actively be part of his presentation. The result is a win-win experience that leaves everyone wanting more.

Margaret GonzalezHispanic Meeting Professionals
Bart Bettiga

Our Association has worked with Ed on several projects, and he took the time to get to know our members and their needs. His innovative programs and member valuation and recruitment and retention efforts have made a difference in our strategic planning and marketing. We have also close followed his message related to strategic alliances and have made inroads in creating synergy in our industry through efforts related to this. I highly recommend Ed Rigsbee as a professional speaker or business consultant.

Bart BettigaExecutive Director at National Tile Contractors Association
Patti Branco

Ed Rigsbee is a dynamic, funny and engaging speaker and motivator. Ed can bring a room to tears one mnute and have them laughing the next. The most important thing is he creates positive change! I have always admired Ed and his successful grasp of the speaking business.

Patti BrancoExperienced Industry Professional